Best Brioche Donuts
Rich, buttery, yet still fluffy, brioche donuts make a delicious dessert or sweet snack at any time of day.
Servings 26 donuts
Froth up the yeast mixture
Combine 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees Fahrenheit), 3/4 cup warm milk along with 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp yeast. Give it a quick whisk and wait till it gets foamy. About 10 minutes.
Combine everything in a mixer
Let the dough rise in a bowl
Place the donut dough in a greased bowl and cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Then let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
Punch and Proof a second time
After the brioche rises, punch it down, reshape it, and let it rise again until it becomes twice the size (about an hour),
Roll, cut, and proof the donuts again
Now remove the dough from the bowl and place it on a well-floured surface. Dust some more flour on top and roll it out using a rolling pin. You want the dough to be about 3/4 inch thick. Now cut out the donuts using a biscuit cutter and place them on a baking sheet. Then let them ride for about 30 more minutes.
Storing brioche donuts
You can store these brioche donuts tightly wrapped and in an airtight container or bag. They will last for 1-2 days at room temperature, 1 week in the fridge, and 2-3 months in the freezer. If you've filled your brioche donuts, then they should always be stored in the fridge or freezer, and not left out.
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Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg